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OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media presents access to information toolkit for journalists

Berlin – To mark this year’s World Press Freedom Day, which has a special focus on the Right to Know, the OSCE, Access Info (Madrid), and Berlin-based n-ost Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe will present a toolkit for journalists on how to use their right of access to information, the “Legal Leaks Toolkit”.

The right to know is the fundamental right of journalists and all citizens to access information held by public bodies. This right is an essential part of the right to freedom of expression anchored in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Legal Leaks Toolkit is a guide for journalists on how to make requests for information in 45 countries in the OSCE region, including most EU countries, the USA and Canada. It provides journalists with 20 Top Tips on how to use the right of access to information as a research tool, and gives guidance on how to turn both documents accessed and refusals into stories.

The Legal Leaks project being run by Access Info and n-ost will span several years and integrate training, legal support, and advocacy. Journalists will be supported in filing requests in different countries and over time the Legal Leaks project will develop a pan-European resource network for use by both local and investigative journalists.


The Legal Leaks press conference on

Monday, 3 May 2010
at 10.30 a.m.
in the ARD Hauptstadtstudio, Berlin


will present:

Dunja Mijatović, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Vienna
Hristo Hristov, journalist and editor, Dnevnik newspaper, Sofia
Helen Darbishire, Executive Director, Access Info, Madrid
Christian Mihr, Head of Media Policy projects, n-ost, Berlin


The n-ost / Access Info press conference will be the first public appearance in Germany of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović, who took office in mid-March.

For more information on Legal Leaks: www.legalleaks.info

Hanno Gundert, Executive Director
n-ost Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe
Neuenburger Straße 17
D-10969 Berlin

PRESS CONTACT:

Hanno Gundert, Executive Director
n-ost Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe
Neuenburger Straße 17
D-10969 Berlin

www.n-ost.de
Tel: +49-30-259 32 83-0
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